ECA News

ECA Development Officer, Center Administrator Named

Tricia Willard

Tricia Willard has been named Chief Development Officer for Early Childhood Alliance (ECA). She is responsible for grant writing and administration, annual fundraising events, and development of partner/sponsor relationships. Willard moves into the position with several years of experience within the organization, including Learning Center Administrator and Director of Family Engagement Services.

Shannon Gage, Chief Program Officer, has expanded responsibilities as Learning Center Administrator. She now oversees an expanded management and support team at ECA’s two nationally accredited Learning Centers in Fort Wayne in addition to oversight of ECA’s family support services and food program. Gage has served in several positions with ECA, including Child Care Resource & Referral Program Director and Center Director.

Tricia Willard
Shannon Gage

ECA Welcomes New Staff

ECA’s Downtown Learning Center, 516 E Wayne St, recently welcomed Tiffany Blevins as the new teacher for before/after school care classroom; and Tammy Spillers in the infant classrooms.

New to ECA’s Beacon Learning Center, 2125 Beacon St, are Makayla Hickle and Dionne Starks, in preschool classrooms; Shelly Meredith, Nicole Waters and Jayma Muston in toddler classrooms; and Ashley Olson in an infant classroom. Sheryl Deyer also joined Beacon as food service staff.

Tiffany Blevins
Tammy Spillers
Makayla Hickle
Dionne Starks
Shelly Meredith
Nicole Waters
Jayma Muston
Sheryl Deyer